Amateur sets new course record
Friday, 26 October 2012
Amateur Oliver Goss showed the Professionals how to play the course at the John Hughes Geely / Nexus Risk Services WA Open Championship.
With a 6-under 66 he fired a new course record since the remodelling of holes 2, 3 and 7 at Royal Perth Golf Club.
“I had no idea, I thought the course record would be a bit lower but then I didn’t realise there had been course layout changes, so I am pretty excited,” said Goss, managing the feat despite a double bogey at the par-3 12th hole.
“It’s quite a relief, to have a decent round in me, I have struggled over the past couple, I feel pretty happy at the moment, I’m stoked.”
Goss comes into the John Hughes Geely / Nexus Risk Services WA Open Championship off the back of being the only amateur to play the ISPS HANDA Perth International and is relishing the opportunity to play in Professional tournaments.
“It’s definitely a different experience, but a good different; I learnt a lot last week seeing how the Professionals play, I took a lot from last week to this week.”
Confident in his abilities he is looking forward to the weekend and is hopeful of becoming the first amateur to claim the WA Open Championship since Stephen Leaney in 1991.
“I am only a couple behind the leader so I think I have definitely got a chance with how I played today, hopefully I can continue on over the next couple of days,” added Goss who is now tied leading amateur with Brady Watt.
Goss is tied third on 6-under the card at the WA Open Championship with fellow amateur Brady Watt, three time WA Open Champion Kim Felton and South Australian Nick Cullen